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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 13, 2010 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream partnerships

Really great idea!

I'd like to hear Jerry with a great female blues or jazz vocalist singing lead against his guitar. Etta Jones, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones....

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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Nov 14, 2010 12:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream partnerships

Natalie Merchant instead of Donna.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Nov 14, 2010 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream partnerships

Or Yoko in place of Donna... Just imagine HER during the big scream in "Playin'"...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 14, 2010 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream partnerships

Those are two of the worst Donna replacement recommendations I have ever heard. I assume Yoko is a joke, but Natalie Merchant? Decent voice, I guess, but she shows almost no emotion. Everything is delivered in the flattest tone possible. Zzzzzzz.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 14, 2010 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream partnerships

Maria Muldaur? Plus Jerry loved singing to her.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 14, 2010 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream partnerships

What about Joni and the Dead? Why did that never happen? Jerry and Phil instead of Metheny and Pastorius on the Shadows and Light tour? Well why not!

This post was modified by robthewordsmith on 2010-11-14 17:13:16

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 14, 2010 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream partnerships

Sorry. I loved Joni Mitchell. Saw her numerous times from twanging the dulcimer the Troubadour by herself to the Mingus stuff in Marconi Aud. She didn't have five rock'n'roll genes in her whole body. And as far 'Me and My Uncle', well......she sure was cute.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 14, 2010 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream partnerships

To be honest I was thinking more of Garcia and Lesh playing Joni songs rather than Joni singing the Dead stuff. I think that could have worked out pretty nicely.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 14, 2010 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dream partnerships

Agree absolutely, JG crooning with Joni would be sublime. His guitar on Hejira would have been even more magical.